SmoothShapes® XV — Cellulite Reduction Frequently Asked Questions
Laser treatment can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling. Below are answers to some of the most common patient questions
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is fat trapped by a network of connective fibers. As fat deposits accumulate within the structure of this tissue, a dimpling effect is seen.
What does the SmoothShapes XV system treat and how does it work?
SmoothShapes XV is cleared for the reduction in the appearance of cellulite. The device combines dynamic laser and light energy with vacuum and massage to address the physical manifestations of cellulite and its underlying causes.
Am I a good candidate for treatment?
More than 85% of women have cellulite. Only a consultation can determine the best treatment program for you. It is important to remember commitment to a complete treatment program is necessary for best results.
Do the treatments hurt?
To the contrary, this is a non-surgical procedure in which most patients say that SmoothShapes feels like a deep tissue massage. You may have redness in the treated area for a few hours following treatment; however there is no downtime involved with SmoothShapes.
How long does a treatment take?
Typical treatments are 20 minutes for a set of body parts (for example back of legs or buttocks). Timing and fees vary by the number of areas a patient is concerned about. Your consultation will include a full discussion of treatment areas.
How many treatments will I need?
The optimum treatment program is eight treatments, twice a week for four weeks.
Can I have more than eight SmoothShapes treatments?
Yes, once you see results you may select to treat another area or have more treatments in the same area. Remember, the skin continues to improve for up to six months after your last treatment.
I am having liposuction. Can SmoothShapes be combined with liposuction?
SmoothShapes can be used in combination with laser-assisted lipolysis or liposuction. Consult with your physician to decide if combining SmoothShapes with liposuction is appropriate for you.
Treatment Areas: Upper back, lower back, love handles, buttocks, stomach, front tights, back thighs, inner thighs, knees, upper arms, neck!
SmoothShapes® Before and After Pictures
(Pre-treatment images are on the left, post-treatment images are on the right.)